Lawrence Timmons played ten seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, his Miami Dolphins career could be in jeopardy after zero minutes of the regular season. Some Steeler fans are already jumping the gun, speculating on a return to western PA for the Law Dog.
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17 teams have failed to muster an average of more than 20 points per game this season. For a lot of those squads, it’s just the statistical quirk of being a small sample size. The ones that should be the most concerned are the nine teams that still haven’t averaged more than 15 points a game — the Bears, Bengals, Bills, Browns, Colts, Giants, Seahawks, Texans and 49ers.
The numbers should improve soon enough for some teams. The Seahawks have enough skill talent and a quarterback that some smarter coaching and scheming could do wonders. Cleveland and Buffalo are rebuilding.
The Bears would be better once they abandon the Mike Glennon experiment. The Colts will improve when Andrew Luck comes back, someday. Not that either of those teams is going to turn themselves into a winner this year.
Panic index: Acceptance. It’s not going to get a lot better for most of these teams, except maybe the Seahawks. Three teams on this list really need to do some soul searching. The Bengals, Giants and Texans should all be much scoring at a better clip than they are. Plus, Houston and New York have the kind of defenses where they don’t necessarily have to score 30 points per game. Cincinnati feels like the most hopeless outfit on this list.
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Game Kids Scott Tolzien Jersey In drawing the Miami Dolphins in Week 3, Seferian-Jenkins gets an ideal matchup as the San Diego Chargers’ tight end duo of Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry established that the position can attack vulnerabilities in the Dolphins’ defense to the tune of a combined 26 fantasy points. Look for Seferian-Jenkins to be targeted at least five times, which should result in a solid fantasy output.
I’m intrigued by the potential Griffin has as a target hog as the current top tight end on a team that led the AFC in targets to the position in 2016. With game script likely to trend pass-heavy as sizable road dogs, Griffin could earn a good portion of Deshaun Watson’s attention in New England on Sunday. -J.M.
And he rips RG every chance he gets, like every meeting, and we’re sitting there looking like, ‘Yeah. You know what? You were just so happy that Mike and Kyle and them is gone, but now you’re getting your behind ripped every day, because you’re not playing the kind of football that we need to play for us to be successful.’ So it comes back and bites you in your behind because now you see this guy is at home.
Griffin, via Twitter, said he has been lied on a lot over the years.
After Shanahan was fired, reports trickled out that he was not firmly in favor of trading up to draft Griffin in 2012. Washington won the NFC East in Griffin’s rookie year, and he was voted to the Pro Bowl.
Youth John Smoltz Jersey There was a faction that didn’t care for him and some who did. Griffin was voted a team captain in Cleveland last season. The Browns released him in the offseason, and he remains unemployed.
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The NFL’s relaxed celebration rules meant Steelers wideout Antonio Brown would have the opportunity to outdo himself when he found the end zone this fall. Instead, he played a supporting role after teammate Martavis Bryant hauled in a 27-yard touchdown catch and then dropped to a knee to roll some dice.
What it means for Martavis Bryant: Bryant scored his first touchdown since 2015, rewarding Pittsburgh’s faith after he was forced to sit out the entire 2016 season due to suspension. He had only two receptions in his season debut last week.
What it means for the Steelers: Bryant broke away from a host of Vikings defenders to give Pittsburgh an early 7-0. More importantly, it put pressure on Brown to step up his celebration game and top his teammate’s craps game. We’ll see if the All-Pro wideout can make good on his promise to take advantage of the league’s more lenient celebration rules.
Lions 24, Giants 10: Another possession and another failed fourth down attempt for New York. The comeback effort isn’t looking too hot right now.
Lions 24, Giants 10: New York went for it on fourth down near Authentic Earnest Byner Jersey midfield and completed a pass to running back Shane Vereen that fell short of a first down. The referees initially brought out the chains and ruled it was a first down, but the Blake Bortles Jersey Lions challenged the spot of the ball and won. When the chains were brought back out for another measurement, the ball was well short of a first down, giving possession back to Detroit.
Lions 24, Giants 10: Rookie Jamal Agnew went flying through the middle of the New York special teams for an 88-yard punt return touchdown off a 60-yard punt. Once he juked out punter Brad Wing in the middle of the field, he was a goner.
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The Detroit Lions have signed punter Jeff Locke to replace the injured Kasey Redfern, who was officially placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Locke was the Minnesota Vikings’ punter for four seasons, averaging 43.2 yards per punt before going to Indianapolis this offseason. The Colts, however, released him last month.
Elliott displayed a strong leg on field goals and kickoffs, just missing a Eric Weddle Jersey 60-yard attempt wide in the Bengals’ final preseason game. Bullock, however, had an almost perfect camp. He did not miss a kick in a preseason game until the final week and was also more consistent in B.W. Webb Jerseypractice.
The Bengals highly value their draft picks and rarely cut rookie draftees in their first year. That made waiving Elliott a difficult decision, because they knew there was a strong possibility he would be picked up by another team. But Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Bullock was the clear winner of the job.
“There’s a lot of data, a lot more data than you’re aware of,” Lewis said. “So we have to go by that or else there’s no reason to keep track of everything we do. Obviously if it was anything close, Jake would have won the job.”
A spokesperson with the La Verne Police Department confirmed that Browner was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats, but the spokesperson declined to comment on any circumstances of the arrest because of the department’s ongoing investigation.
Browner was a founding member of the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom secondary, playing for the team from 2011 to 2013. He spent the 2014 season with the New England Patriots, helping them win Super Bowl XLIX over Seattle, and then spent the 2015 season with the New Orleans Saints.
He signed with the Seahawks last offseason and tried to make the team as a safety, but he was cut in the spring and has not been signed by an NFL team since.
Browner is from Sylmar, California.
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It was a really functional building that served its purpose very well, Falcons CEO and president Rich McKay said in July. We did not want to build a better Georgia Dome. That was not the object. If we would have done that, we would have renovated the Georgia Dome. We really wanted to change the game and do it for a long, long time.
The security grilled me for three hours. I had been visiting one of my plants in Windsor (Canada). Three hours! I had enough. I made a few calls. They finally let me go. I got a letter later (one dated Aug. 22, 2006) from the U.S. government apologizing. It assured me that this would not happen again.
But even today, Khan takes no chances.
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Every time he has traveled since, he carries that government-issued letter, his passport, and a small handful of other important identity papers in a clear, plastic folder. It is always with him, accessible. He knows instantly, exactly where to find it in his briefcase. The letter is never folded. Eleven years later, it remains crisp. Unblemished.
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The Bears were roundly criticized after sending four picks to San Francisco to move up one spot in the draft and select Trubisky, but the UNC product’s efficient preseason suggests the overpay may have been worth it. He played his way into the starting conversation after completing more than 70 percent of his passes and posting a 3:0 touchdown-to-interception ratio in his first three preseason games.
While $45 million acquisition Mike Glennon eventually shook off enough rust to claim the team’s top spot, Trubisky will have every opportunity to push him for snaps this season. The Bears can jettison Glennon next offseason with just $4.5 million in dead cap money on the books. A comparison of their preseason performances could mean his tryout may not last long.
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He participated in warm-ups inside the Giants’ practice bubble on Wednesday before going off to work on the side with a trainer. The star wide receiver then went outside with a trainer and did some light running while his teammates ran through drills. Beckham was not seen doing any full-speed sprints or running before the media left about 20 minutes into practice.
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[Wednesday] was a good day, Beckham said when asked whether it’s the most he’s done since injuring the ankle 16 days ago. I don’t know about the most I’ve done.
Beckham is trying to get back in time for Sunday night’s opener in Texas against the Dallas Cowboys. He said he’s done some running and cutting, though he didn’t note whether it was at full speed. The Pro Bowler was jogging at about 60 percent on Wednesday.
The Giants are still closely monitoring his progress with the opener four days away. They have their most physical practice of the week scheduled for Thursday.
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Lanny McDonald Limited Jersey Marrone was so discouraged after the Bucs game that he declared the first-string spot open. As of Tuesday morning, Marrone hadn’t publicly named a starter against Carolina or how snaps between Henne and Borthes would be split. The Jaguars are sensitive enough about the topic that Bortles and Henne were made off-limits to the media heading into the game.
Henne could find himself playing again in the regular season for the first time since he was benched for Bortles. But while his misfires this preseason aren’t nearly as egregious, Henne has not done anything dynamic enough to convince Jags management that sticking with Bortles through his struggles and hoping he works through them isn’t their best option.
Kansas City traded Nick Foles to Philadelphia and now is looking at Tyler Bray behind Alex Smith on the depth chart. It would be weird to see Smith and Kaepernick reunited with re-reversed roles away from the Niners, but that’s why it also makes some sense.
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From the top, there are many teams that don’t need Kaepernick because they already have good money invested in a top-flight starters and viable No. 2 options. Then there are those owners who don’t want Kaepernick representing their organizations, period. Then there are those franchises in big markets that don’t want the media attention, and others in smaller markets that don’t want to rattle a fan base with Kaepernick’s political leanings.
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Burfict will appeal the suspension, according to the report. The hearing is scheduled for next week, and Burfict will lose $882,353 in base salary should the NFL uphold the suspension.
Bengals’ LB Vontaze Burfict is appealing his five-game suspension, per sources. Hearing will be next week.
Wick had relocated with the team, leaving his longtime San Diego home to move to Mission Viejo in mid-July. The Chargers began training camp on July 30 and wrapped up camp on Wednesday.
A San Diego native, Wick had been the team’s equipment manager since 2000 and was named the NFL’s equipment manager of the year in 2009.
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News of his dismissal was not well-received by media members and former players.
It was a bit of a surprise how much loathing there is out there for Watt, but it is out there. There was a headline from Pro Football Talk: J.J. Watt has a logo now, because that guy could use some attention. On an episode of Dan Le Batard’s ESPN radio show, co-host Stugotz suggested Watt is a phony and a fraud for tweeting during NBA games that he’d prefer to spending his time working to improve himself as an athlete to the level of Kobe Bryant and Steph Curry as opposed to sitting and watching them play hoops. J.J. Watt will take any opportunity to make a story about himself, Stugotz said. Get over yourself, man. Then there was the occasion when Watt posted a text from his brother, T.J., about how 3 of the past 4 years you have been THE most dominant defensive player in the world! Like, who does that? You want to see my employee evaluation file from 2016? No, of course you don’t.
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Right now, although Hayward and the Celtics have agreed to a four-year max deal worth $128 million, Boston can’t sign him outright. Even after renouncing their free agents (they’ve done that) and trading away some smaller, more expendable pieces, it seems like they must part with one key bench player. It sounds like that will be Jae Crowder, per ESPN, but Marcus Smart or Avery Bradley could still be in play. Only then will the Celtics have the cap space to ink Hayward to the deal they’ve agreed upon.
Reid made headlines last season when he knelt with then-teammate Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem in protest of perceived racial oppression in this country, but he said in April he would stand this season since the protest’s goal of creating a national dialogue had been accomplished.
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Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush continued his excellent preseason by going 8 for 9 for 92 yards and two touchdowns, including a 19-yard third-quarter touchdown to fellow rookie Noah Brown, a seventh-round pick from Ohio State. Rush’s second TD went to undrafted rookie Lance Lenoir, who caught four passes for 51 yards on the night.
Packers running back Jamaal Williams, a fourth-round pick from BYU, had just 12 yards on seven carries, but fellow rookie running back Aaron Jones fared much better in Green Bay’s win. The fifth-round pick from UTEP ran for 14 yards on three carries and had four catches for 11 yards and a second-quarter touchdown reception from Hundley.
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June Jones is a head coach once again.
The well-traveled Jones will take charge of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the team announced Thursday. He was appointed to the position by the man he replaces, Kent Austin, who also serves as the team’s vice president of football operations.
Bortles, who the Jaguars selected with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, struggled during training camp and through his first two preseason games this year. Marrone said about a week ago that Bortles would have to compete with Chad Henne for the starting job.
Henne got the starting nod Thursday night against the Panthers, and the third preseason game of the year is generally thought of as the “dress rehearsal” for the season. Henne’s outing was unimpressive — in five series in the first half, he went 8 of 14 for 73 yards.
Over seven series in the second half, Bortles went 12 of 16 for 125 yards and one touchdown.
Bortles had something of a breakout season in 2015, but came crashing back to earth last year. He’s started 45 regular-season games in a row for Jacksonville.
While Bortles gets the call for Week 1, nobody will be shocked if he’s pulled in short order. Marrone obviously isn’t enthralled with him as his starter.
Dallas assumed Crawford would turn into an elite pass rusher when it rushed into this contract, which looks to have been a mistake. Crawford at signing tracked with a group of players earning around $5 million a season, and that’s where he still is. He needs to be more productive to make up the large gap between his salary and productivity.
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